The ROAR! Response to Mental Health in Primary Schools

The ROAR! Response to Mental Health in Primary Schools



We all have mental health, and there are things that happen to us everyday that have either a positive or negative effect on how we are feeling. The ROAR rainbow scale can be used to gauge where children are at key points in the day.

ROAR Rainbow

Ask your child/children to rate themselves and how they feel along the rainbow. This will give you a good idea of how ready and able they are to engage with whatever you are doing at that point in the day.

This could be used over a week to identify key times of the day when your child’s mental health is low. How could you change your routine and structure of the day to change this?

Could you put in an exercise session or relaxation?

Is it time to connect with friends and family?

Is it time to go outside and enjoy some fresh air and connect with nature?

Time for a break – relax listening to music or enjoy a good book together.

You could create a simple timetable when you log these scores to help identify the key times in the day or the day of the week when extra strategies are needed to maintain good mental health.











































Meet Resilient Ralph

Resilient Ralph was designed by a Y5 pupil (Scarlett Golding) in Liverpool. She said elephants are not very bouncy, but this one has planned to make himself resilient.

Green – keep calm and relax hat.

T-shirt to remind people to be resilient.

Rubberband – Do you bent or break? We all have a breaking point.

Springs to bounce back.

Could you design a resilient character?

Significant research carried out Dr Angie Hart and Brighton University identified a range of ways in which our resilience can be built. These fall into five core categories;

  1. Basics
  2. Belonging
  3. Learning
  4. Coping
  5. Core Self

Please see the attached documents for more information. 

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